Florida Senator Wright Announces Start of State Caucus on Manufacturing and Supply Chain

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March 24, 2021                               

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Tallahassee – Today, Senator Tom A. Wright (R – New Smyrna Beach) announced the creation of the Florida Legislature Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus during the FL Space Coast Cybersecurity Forum hosted by Associated Industries of Florida (AIF). 

Senator Tom A. Wright, District 14 along with State Representative Tommy Gregory, District 73 will be the Senate and House Co-Chairs of the caucus.

“Before the start of the pandemic, manufacturing and supply chain companies have consistently seen record-breaking economic growth through the years. Today, this industry continues to thrive as they saw an increase in jobs and productivity,” said Senator Wright. “In response to the pandemic, we heard story after story of their ingenuity in creating new supply chains that provided much needed public safety equipment for our healthcare workers and first responders.”

“Florida’s vibrant manufacturing sector drives nearly five percent of the state’s overall Gross State Product and provides over 380,000 high-wage jobs with an average salary of over $61,000,” said Kevin Carr, CEO of FloridaMakes. “This sector is thriving and is poised for exponential growth; the formation of the Legislature’s Manufacturing and Supply Chain Caucus will be key inhighlighting the importance of the industry to Florida’s economic diversification.”

Manufacturer and supply chain companies are reliable and supportive community partners who have played a significant role in Florida’s economic recovery. The caucus will focus on bringing awareness to the educational, societal and economic benefits of our Florida manufacturers. It will also serve as a resource for members of the legislature and community who wish to learn more how they can support their local manufacturing associations.

“I look forward to working with our members who represent various parts of the state in supporting our manufacturing and supply chain industries who are our job creators and innovators,” said SenatorWright.

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